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Brussels Airport (BRU)

Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) (also called Brussel-Nationaal / Bruxelles-National (Brussels-National) or Zaventem) is an international airport 6.5 NM (12.0 km; 7.5 mi) northeast of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. In 2015, more than 23 million passengers arrived or departed at Brussels Airport, making it the 21st busiest airport in Europe. It is located partially in Zaventem, partially in the Diegem area of Machelen, and partially in Steenokkerzeel, in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is home to around 260 companies, together directly employing 20,000 people and serves as the home base for Brussels Airlines, TUIfly Belgium and Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium.

The two handlers at Brussels Airport (Swissport and Aviapartner) again in the red for 2018

Swissport Belgium and Aviapartner Belgium, the two handlers at Brussels Airport, failed to come out of the red figures last year. As in 2017,...

More than 2.7 million passengers passed through Brussels Airport in July (+2.7%), a month marked by disruptions to the baggage handling system

In July, Brussels Airport welcomed more than 2.7 million passengers, representing a 2.7% increase compared to July 2018, and above all making July 2019...

Lufthansa Airbus A321 between Dublin and Munich diverts twice: to London Heathrow and then to Brussels

On 3 August, a Lufthansa Airbus A321 (D-AIRW) operated flight LH2515 between Dublin, Ireland and Munich, Germany. The aircraft - cleared to operate with...

For the third time in a short period, Brussels Airport faces technical problems with its baggage system

For the third time in less than two months, Brussels Airport is facing technical problems with its baggage system. As a result certain flights...

Brussels Airport prepares for the busiest day of the year: 96,000 passengers expected today

Brussels Airport expects that around 96,000 passengers will travel through the airport this Friday, becoming the busiest day of the year at the airport....

Brussels Airlines Airbus A330 returns to Brussels Airport: it couldn’t retract landing gear

On 1 August, a Brussels Airlines Airbus A330 (OO-SFC) departed Brussels Airport for flight SN255 towards Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Just after take-off, however, the...

Ethiopian Airlines expands Brussels service to a daily flight in Winter 2019/2020

Ethiopian Airlines will fly daily to Brussels, instead of 6 times per week, as from 27 October 2019. As from end October, Ethiopian Airlines change...

[PICS] The yearly Spotters Day at Brussels Airport allowed 30 spotters to view the airport from the tarmac

As every year, Brussels Airport invited thirty spotters, selected after a competition with 130 participants, to visit the airport from unusual spots disseminated over...

LOT Polish Airlines develops base in Budapest, Hungary; launches new flights from September

LOT Polish Airlines is expanding its network of connections from Budapest, Hungary. This week, the airline announced the launch of non-stop long-haul flights between...

Brussels Airlines flight SN455 from Bujumbura and Entebbe diverted twice!

Brussels Airlines flight SN455 from Bujumbura and Entebbe had to make two unscheduled stopovers last night. The first landing took place in Cairo for...

The Frère family holding sells its Brussels Airport shops to French group Lagardère

Belgian financial newspapers L’Echo and De Tijd today disclose that Compagnie Nationale à Portefeuille (CNP), an investment vehicle of the Frère family, sold its...

The Airport ombudsman asks Brussels Airport to remove a page glorifying the Boeing 737 MAX

Boeing 737 MAX: the strange communication of Brussels Airport "Good news for the airport, the local residents and the environment: TUI fly is expanding its...

[Belgian Police Air Support] “MD900 G11 supporting Fire Department during Belgium’s hottest day ever”

This July 24th, Belgium and surrounding countries are going through a severe heat wave. Belgium reached its hottest ever since 1833 when temperatures started to...

Sustainability strategy at the centre of Brussels Airport’s environmental report 2019

The environment report of Brussels Airport focuses on the airport’s new integrated sustainability strategy, based on the 17 United Nations Sustainability Goals. With a...

[Numismatics] “Euroset Benelux 2019: The Airports of the Benelux”

Although the Royal Belgium mint has ceased its coins and notes handling in Belgium (due to European production consolidation), it is still possible to...

Brussels Airport apologises after luggage system mishap and offers €50 vouchers to affected passengers

The breakdown of the luggage registration system at Brussels Airport on Saturday 13 July that created, in a few hours, a chaotic situation has...

The cancellation of a Brussels Airlines flight from Mallorca delays the return of Belgian vacationers to Brussels

Brussels Airlines flight SN3766 from Palma de Mallorca to Brussels scheduled for this Saturday 20 July at 17:20 has been cancelled. The announcement was...

CityJet wet-leases an Avro RJ85 to Lufthansa for flights to Brussels, Milan and Leipzig

According to the Irish Aviation Research Institute, CityJet Avro RJ85 registered EI-RJU positioned from Dublin to Frankfurt as LH9914 on 18 July 2019. It...

Record number of passengers at Brussels Airport in first half of 2019: +1.8% (June: +4.3%)

Brussels Airport welcomed almost 12.3 million passengers in the first six months of 2019, an increase of 1.8% compared to the same period last...

Sichuan Airlines Cargo introduces flights to Brussels Airport

Last week, Sichuan Airlines received the first of three Airbus A330-200F aircraft, on lease from BOC Aviation. The two additional planes will be delivered...